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Comment Re:IRDA was 4 Mbps (Score 1) 143

God damn it, what is wrong with you people? Just let me enjoy my vision of thousands of office workers flopping around like fish on the floor, will you?

I wish I had points. Some days it feels like "Hey, you're killing the joke" is my catch phrase. You'd think that, since she's dating me, the gal has a sense of humour. But nooo ...

Comment Re:Douglas Adams would've approved ... (Score 1) 126

"Write" is a strong word. How about "published posthumously as part of a larger collection of writings?"

Are you saying that Adams published his own work posthumously? Neat trick.

Of course he did. He's only spent the last decade dead for tax reasons.

(You set 'em up ; I'll knock 'em in!)

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Comment Re:Douglas Adams would've approved ... (Score 1) 126

"Write" is a strong word. How about "published posthumously as part of a larger collection of writings?"

Are you saying that Adams published his own work posthumously? Neat trick. He did, of course, write it, and it was first published as a column for MacWorld magazine. The posthumous collection of works came after ... *cue eerie music*

Comment Re:from the skool of bad journalism :) (Score 1) 57

And if there really was some kind of two-timing going on, the writer obviously did not have the sense to mention it in TFA for us. What joy in incompetence, yeah!?

Excerpts from the article ...

"After a couple of interviews, Gonzalez agreed to help the government so he could avoid prosecution ... After aiding another investigation, he became a paid informant in the Secret Service field office in Miami in early 2006. Agent Michael was transferred to Miami, and he worked with Gonzalez on a series of investigations on which Gonzalez did such a good job that the agency asked him to speak at seminars and conferences ... As far as the agency knew, that’s all he was doing. “It seemed he was trying to do the right thing,” Agent Michael said... He wasn’t. Over the course of several years, during much of which he worked for the government, Gonzalez and his crew of hackers and other affiliates gained access to roughly 180 million payment-card accounts from the customer databases of some of the most well known corporations in America ..."

The two-timing is spelled out in just over the first page.

Comment Re:tags are correct (Score 1) 355

...fellow academicians from the same field.

Maybe you should improve your own command of the English language before blasting others about their writing skills...

academician
n.
1. An academic.
2. A member of an art, literary, or scientific academy or society.

I completely fail to see your point. Is it that academians would be more common? Or would you prefer academics? Since your familiar with English, you know that it's rife with synonyms, and that it different English regions spellings and word preferences can and do differ.

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